Absolutely Delicious and Simple Tomato, Basil, and Garlic Pasta
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- 8 ounces spaghettini (angel hair pasta, macaroni, rotini, whatever pasta you like)
- 4 scallions, coarsely chopped (white and pale green parts only)
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 (12 ounce) container cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, coarsely chopped
- 8 -10 fresh basil leaves
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, tender but still firm to the bite, stirring often, about 8 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine the next 7 ingredients in a food processor. Pulse just until the tomatoes are coarsely chopped (do not puree).
- Drain the pasta, reserving some of the pasta water. Toss the pasta with the tomato mixture and fresh mozzarella in a large bowl. Add some of the reserved pasta water (about 1/4 cup) if the sauce looks dry. Serve immediately.
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